Programs and Events

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

Upcoming FFG Programs

Join us September 24, 2019 when we resume our usual monthly programs. Our speaker will be Jill Kelly.  She will be talking about her career as “The Accidental Costumer”.

October 22, 2019 – Plants, Color, Place: Using Local Natural Dyes, Helen Krayenhoff

November 26, 2019 – Chinese Dragon Boats, Jane Milner

Dragon Boats

Upcoming Events

September 28-29, 2019 Celtic Festival

Join FFG in the meadow for a fun filled day of demonstrations and a Sheep to Shawl event

Upcoming Regional Events

September 19-22, 2019 Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl

Visit regional yarn shops, have fun, and win prizes! More information here

October 5-6, 2019 Lambtown

Visit the annual fiber festival and enjoy workshops, vendors, sheep and more! More information here

Recent Events

2019 County Fair

See a list of First Place and Best of Division Winners


June 2019 Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale

Recent Programs

Tuesday May 28, 2019  Rags in the 21st Century – Sharlet Elms

Sharlet discussed the use of rags through history, particularly in the use of creating home goods such as rugs. 

Sharlet has over 20 years of weaving experience as an avocation; she is a Microbiologist by profession in the field of Public Health. Currently she is an instructor for the Public Health Microbiology California state training program, a weaving workshop instructor and a fair judge.





Tuesday April , 2019  Woven Structures in South American Textiles – Laverne Waddington

Laverne discussed the various woven structures she encountered while learning to weave in South America and showed examples of how she used these in her own work on the backstrap loom.


Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs